This sweet dog has been one of the greatest evangelistic tools I have! She loves making people friends & she even brings all her stuffed friends to dinner! My neighborhood is diverse and the homes are filled with people who are unfamiliar with the Jesus story and God's indescribable grace. I have tried all sorts of ways… Continue reading Dog Evangelism
The desire to create and rule one's own kingdom is an ancient struggle of the heart. All the way back to our friends, Adam & Eve in Genesis... The temptation to want to be in control... wise... all-knowing... god-like... This temptation hisses in the garden and eventually rings in the ear of man. The consequent fall of man due to this chase after man's own glory is an effective tactic of the enemy. We are all susceptible.
Stetzer asks the question, “Should the definition of "salvation" be expanded beyond personal redemption of sins to include social justice through the reformation of economic and political institutions?” This question is quite relevant in our current missional culture. Is the primary purpose and mission of Christians to “fix” society, culture, and politics in addition to… Continue reading Does salvation include social justice?
It is true that there has been case after case where a short-term volunteer or mission team inadvertently caused more harm than good while on mission. In order to maximize one's efforts and minimize the negative fall-out, one should be familiar with some of the most common cross-cultural pitfalls. One of the best resources to get… Continue reading Can Short-Term Mission Teams Cause More Harm than Good?